Staff and residents from De Brook Lodge care home in Flixton have been spending time in their newly built, cosy Reading Nook.
The care team in the home built the private Reading Nook after residents at the home said they would like to form a book club, where they could read together and discuss new books each week.
After helping the residents to set up the book club, the care team opened the Reading Nook to provide residents with a quiet, private space where they could sit and read.
73-year-old resident and book club member, Rosemary Turner, was thrilled when staff opened the doors to the cushy reading area. She said,
‘I love our new Reading Nook! I always feel so relaxed when I spend my afternoon there with a new book.’
De Brook Lodge have also set up a ‘community library’ outside the home, where visitors, residents and staff can swap and donate books.
Stewart Wynne, the Home Manager at De Brook Lodge, said,
‘We set up the community library after discussing the book club at our weekly residents’ meeting, where everyone in the home comes together to come up with new ideas and activities they’d like to do.
‘Our residents were keen to read new books and share their finds with our friends and neighbours. If anyone is looking for a new book to get stuck in to or has some they’d like to share with our residents, please feel welcome to pay us a visit!’
You can follow De Brook Lodge on Facebook for more updates and donate your books at De Brook Lodge care home, 110 Irlam Road, Flixton, Urmston, Manchester M41 6NA.
De Brook Lodge is a residential and dementia care home operated by Ideal Carehomes. With 52 en-suite bedrooms and state-of-the-art facilities, it is proud to be rated as ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission.
For more information, call 0161 755 9750, email email@example.com or visit www.idealcarehomes.co.uk.